Monday January 11, 2021 – If you win the Sentry Tournament of Champions, does that make you the champion of all champions?

Yes, yes it does. Otherwise, why would a tournament (that generally only allows previous year PGA Tour champions) be named as such? 

So, despite being 17th in the world rankings and not having won on Tour since 2013, Harris English is the champ champ.

Listen, we don’t make the rules, we merely interpret them in a way that generates the most clicks.

Harris English defeats Joaquin Niemann in a playoff.
English defeated Joaquín Niemann in a playoff to capture the Championship.

If You Want To Feel Bad About Your Bank Account

When you’re the best in the world at what you do, you get paid accordingly. And despite this not being a cornerstone event on the PGA Tour, guys still got paid. Here’s a look at how the bank accounts of the top finishers at the Sentry Tournament of Champions fared:

  • Harris English – $1,340,000 and 500 FedExCup Points.
  • Joaquín Niemann – $782,000 and 300 FedExCup Points.
  • Justin Thomas – $490,000 and 190 FedExCup Points.
  • Ryan Palmer – $378,000 and 135 FedExCup Points.
  • Xander Schauffele – $280,500 and 105 FedExCup Points.
  • Sungjae Im – $280,500 and 105 FedExCup Points.

ICYMI

Justin Thomas got caught on a HOT mic over the weekend. While we’re generally not the kind of club that advocates for a grown man playing a grown man’s game apologizing for using grown man language, in this particular instance, JT made the right move.

In an era of cancel culture, the formula goes a little something like this: Apologize and own your mistake + Get ahead of keyboard warriors = Keep 8-figure endorsement deals in place.

The Week Ahead

The PGA Tour is staying in Hawaii this week for the Sony Open. Hosted at Waialae Country Club, defending champ, Cameron Smith, and 10 of the top 25 golfers in the world will be competing for the $6.6M purse.